The "Staging" of Passions by Duchenne De Boulogne (1806-1875) and Jean Martin Charcot (1825-1893)

Liborio Dibattista

Abstract


Photography deceived the nineteenth century scientists on the possibility of objectively catching the scientific objects. G. B. Duchenne and J.-M. Charcot made this attempt, respectively for the emotions and the neuroses, with the sole result of obtaining a theatrical staging of the passions themselves.

 

Key words: Passions - Objectivity - Photography - Neurology 


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